18 March 2010

Housekeeping at the Southern Graves Blog

Well, as you can see, I made a change or two to the blog. I hope it's for the better!

I first took advantage of Blogger in draft and worked with their new template designer. I love it. It makes it much easier to change the background of your blog. As you can see, I decided to acknowledge St. Patrick's Day a day late. I have not decided on a steady background just yet. It may take me a few attempts before I settle. The layout will stay the same though, so any navigational links you might be used to from the sidebars will still be there.

I also added a few things to the bottom of each post. The labels specific to each post can now be found there. If you are looking for similar articles, this is another way to find some. I also added a way for you to rate posts because comments and feedback are always appreciated.

I am especially excited about the location feature Blogger added. At the bottom of applicable posts will be a location link. The location will usually be of the cemetery where the topic of the article originated. Clicking on the link will take you to a Google map. I think this is great for a variety of reasons. I hope you find it useful.

I am also working on a few additional static pages. One is a list of surnames found on the blog. There are just as many genealogists as taphophiles (and combinations of both) that follow Southern Graves, and I think a surname list would be beneficial. Unfortunately, I did not tag all my posts with surnames. A bit if work will be required to go through each post.

I am thinking about a "tombstone type" page, as well as a list of the cemeteries discussed. All will take time, so please be patient and on the look-out.

As always, thank you for visiting and following Southern Graves!


Greta Koehl said...

Aren't the new templates fun? And I didn't know about the location feature - thanks for mentioning that; I'll have to try it out.

Gale Wall said...

I've been playing around with mine too. Stop by and take a peek. I've got another static page to add soon. Somehow I missed the page feature when it was announced. I always enjoy stopping by your blog.

S. Lincecum said...

Thanks, Gale! I'm heading your way right now! :-)

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